BARS::Gila Bend On Presidents Day 2006

This road sign is on AZ Hwy-238 just east of Gila Bend, Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +---------------+
   | Buckeye    32 |
   | Jct I-10   34 |
   | Phoenix    64 |
   +---------------+
   the numbers are:  10  32  34  64

   the math is:  sqrt(64) + 34 - 32 =  10

   observe...
      sqrt(64) = 8

   [solve for 'n']  sqrt(64) + n - 32 = 10

   rs42Eval:  34 - 64 / 32 + 10 = 42
   * the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   more math:  sqrt(64) * (34 - 32) = 10base-16

   [solve for '10base-16']

   observe...
      base-16 is called hexadecimal
      hexadecimal digits are 0-9 and A-F (or a-f)
      10 decimal is A (or a) is hexadecimal

A student in the Fall 2006 MAT102 class thought the 10 should be a -10.

   sqrt(64) + 34 - 32 =  abs(-10)
Update::2009.02.20

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #6 of the spring 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  10  32  34  64

   more math:  log(10) * (34 - 32) = cuberoot(sqrt(64))
   ....or....  log(10) * (34 - 32) = (64^(1/2))^(1/3)

   more math:  defactorial(34 - 10) * sqrt(64) = 32

   number system math:  10^(34 - 32) = 6416

   [exercise]  Let I be Roman numeral one.  Find an equation(s) 
               using the numbers:  1  10  32  34  64

Note: This update was inserted exactly three years from this BARS creation date.

Update::2010.02.12

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #5 of the spring 2010 semester.

RoadHacker visited Gila Bend on 5 February 2010 and took another picture of this road sign.

   the numbers are:  10  32  34  64

   more math:  34 - 32 = sqrt(64 % 10)

   rsStateEval:  34 + 32 - 10 - sqrt(64) = 48
   * Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   rsStateEval:  (64 % 10)! * (34 - 32) = 48
   * Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   rsAgeEval:  64 - 34 + 32 - 10 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation
     and RoadHacker was 52 years young when he got a new picture
     of this road sign.

   off-by-one rsHwyEval:  32 + 34 + sqrt(64) + 10 = 85-1
   * This road sign is on northbound AZ Hwy-85.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 February 2006
+ added rs42Eval
+ added update 2009.02.20
+ added update 2010.02.12

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RoadHacker Nanofoo

Welcome to Gila Bend sign says Gila Bend has a "population of 1,700 friendly people and 5 old crabs." RoadHacker saw this sign on 20 February 2006 and the information had not changed. In other words, no crabs have died in Gila Bend since RoadHacker's last visit.